point-in-time counts

Participants in a point-in-time count.

Recommendations for Counting Homeless Youth and Surveying Their Needs
As part of YouthCount! 2.0, researchers examined methods of counting and surveying homeless young people to find out which were most effective.

Matthew Doherty signing documents to help end homelessness.

Q&A: How Ending Veteran Homelessness Can Help Homeless Youth
We talk to Matthew Doherty, executive director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Young people carrying notebooks and clipboards.

Prepare for the 2016 ‘Point-in-Time’ Count
We highlight guidelines from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on counting youth ages 18 to 24.

A young woman moving boxes into an apartment.

'Preventing and Ending Youth Homelessness: A Coordinated Community Response'
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness released a new report on community collaboration to meet young people's needs.

A young woman holding a clipboard.

A Night of Fun for Homeless Youth, a Chance to Count Them Better
Two Milwaukee agencies use the point-in-time count as an occasion for a youth-led, all-night get-together. And they've improved their statistics as a result.

Dan Davis

NCFY Voices: Bringing Street Outreach Experience to DC's Point-in-Time Count
Listen to Sasha Bruce Youthwork's Dan Davis explain how youth-work expertise helps the annual tally of homeless citizens.

People walking on a sidewalk during the point-in-time count.

Scenes from Washington, DC's 2015 Point-in-Time Count
Several NCFY staff members took part in the January survey of people experiencing homelessness.

Young man sitting on the sidewalk.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Reports 2014 Estimates of Homeless Youth
We share some of HUD's findings from its 2014 point-in-time count, as well as resources for the 2015 count in January.

United States map with homeless people on it.

Q&A: Samantha Batko of the National Alliance to End Homelessness on Counting Homeless Youth
We asked why getting a more accurate estimate of the number of homeless youth is so important, and what it will take to end youth homelessness.

Photograph of a young woman surveying another young woman.

Lessons Learned From the Youth Count! Project
A new Urban Institute report shares strategies from a recent federal pilot study aimed at improving point-in-time counts of homeless young people.

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